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Indonesians flee Bali ahead of volcanic eruption

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/27/17, 01:12 pm

Nearly 100,000 people have evacuated part of Indonesia’s tourist island of Bali as a volcano threatens to erupt, according to officials. Villagers residing around Mount Agung on the island’s northeast side first began to flee the area last week when authorities raised the volcano’s alert status to the highest level. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency on Wednesday said more than 96,000 people have now left the region. Many of the evacuees have sought shelter elsewhere on the island, including in sports venues and village halls.

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U.S. to collect immigrants’ social media data

International | Plus Kurdistan’s independence vote, women’s rights in Saudi Arabia, and more international news
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/27/17, 01:07 pm

UNITED STATES: The Department of Homeland Security has published a new regulation calling for collection of social media information on all immigrants, including permanent residents and naturalized citizens.

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U.K. Liberal Democrat leader resigns

International | Tim Farron outed and ousted over his Christian beliefs
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/16/17, 02:25 pm

BRITAIN: Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron resigned, saying, “I seem to be the subject of suspicion because of what I believe and who my faith is in.” Be sure to watch to the end.

A “working-class evangelical Christian,” Farron was forced out over his (mildly) conservative views on homosexuality and abortion—and Sohrab Amari has an excellent response to the left’s claim to conscience:

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